54' Sparkman & Stephens 1975



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54' Sparkman & Stephens 1975 CHARISMA II


One of the premier IOR race boats of the late 1970's, CHARISMA II has been cruising the waters of Hawaii and Tahiti for the last decade. Built by the famous Minneford's Yacht Yard of City Island, New York, builder of the first aluminum 12 Meter and countless other wooden and aluminum yachts, she is very well constructed, using the finest materials and craftsmanship. She is in excellent condition with much of her original, custom hardware. Only her solar panels and dodgers are on deck concessions to cruising. The interior designed to house a large racing crew, dates from before the stripped out era and provides very comfortable accommodations for cruising. Lovingly maintained by a caring owner, she is ready for her next adventure.



Sparkman & Stephens


Aluminum Sloop

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



14' "

Engine Details:

Engine 1:

Engine 2:

Engine Fuel:

Fuel Capacity:

120 GAL

Water Capacity:

120 GAL


The interior is still like the enclosed drawing except the engine is now located under the aft companionway, the two berths opposite the galley have been converted to a settee and table and there is only one berth on the port side in the the  main salon. The aft cabin has a large quarter berth on either side with the Nav Station forward to starboard and the the head to port. Next forward through the port passageway is the main companion way with large sail/storage bins on either side. The galley is to starboard with an athwartships gimballed  propane stove and a large refrigerator/freezer on the center line. The main salon has upper land lower berths to starboard and a single berth to port. Built for offshore racing, the berths are deep and the U shaped galley make her terrific for offshore passage making, while her white walls and overhead, varnished teak lockers and ceiling slats along the hull and the teak and holly cabin sole make her interior warmer and more comfortable than one would expect in a race boat.

L and M Stamping 4 burner Stainless stove w/oven

Refrigeration/freezer 110v and engine driven

Additional 12 volt freezer plate

Double sink

H/C pressure water

Lots of storage.




12 v DC / 110v AC

Panel at Nav station

Inverter/battery charger Zantrex MS 2000

Solar panels 4- 130 w Kyocera

Heart interface battery monitor

80 Amp engine alternator

130 Amp Balmar house alternator

2-8D house  batteries, glass/mat

1 engine battery, glass/mat

Shore power cord



Furuno Radar 48 Mi open array 1942 Mk2

Furuno GPS GP50 Mk 2

Weatherfax Furuno 207

VHF Standard Horizon GX2100 AIS


SSB ICOM M-700 Pro

Autopilot Robertson AP 100 DL

Sailomat wind vane

Sat Phone Iridium

B&G instruments, 4-8 button displays, 3-analog wind direction

The deck also remains much the same as when she was  built except for the dodgers and solar panels that were added to improve cruising life. The big main hatch was originally designed as a secure place to tail the two main pedestal winches, but now affords great access and air to the cabin below. The custom hardware and winches date from 1975, but have been well maintained over the years and are in good working condition.

Life raft 6-man Avon in valise

2 Maunal fixed bilge pumps

2 manual portable bilge pumps

2 electric bilge pumps

Safety Harnesses

Life Rings


Life Sling


EPIRB Rapid Fix 406

First Aid Kit

Life Jackets








Custom aluminum mast and boom

Cutter rig with dual Pro Furl roller furlers

Fully batten main, jib and staysail plus others

Rod and wire rigging

Hydraulic vang, backstay and baby stay adjusters

2 spinnaker poles

3 speed primay grinder winches Barient

2-#32 ST, 2-#32, 2-#28 st, 5#28 Barient deck winches

Boom outhaul winch

Running rigging




This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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